Sometimes the most logical explanation is also the correct one, at least that’s how some people are explaining a video clip from 1938 that shows a young woman holding what appears to be a cellphone. To the dismay of conspiracy theorists, as it turns out, what she has in her hands might actually be a phone.
The video of the so-called “time traveler” surfaced on the Internet about a year ago. The clip depicts a group of people walking out of a building, with a brunette holding her hand to her ear with what appears to be a large portable phone. People watching the video declared that since there were no cell phones back then, the woman must be a time traveler, hence the video’s nickname.
A YouTube user named Planetcheck says that the brunette is actually holding a portable phone and also claims to be the grandchild of the woman, The Inquisitr reports.
“She was 17 years old.I asked her about this video and she remembers it quite clearly. She says Dupont [the company that reportedly owns the factory in the video] had a telephone communications section in the factory. They were experimenting with wireless telephones. Gertrude and five other women were given these wireless phones to test out for a week. Gertrude is talking to one of the scientists holding another wireless phone who is off to her right as she walks by.”
After other YouTube commenters reacted with skepticism, Planetcheck clarified even further:
“It is light brown and made of Bakelite material. It is about 5 inches long and 3 inches wide. It has small buttons on the inside of the phone. The numbers are nearly worn out. They go from 0 to 9. It has the words Dupont Co. on the bottom of the phone. It weighs about a half a pound. The phone is sealed away in a glass box and has not been touched for many years. I have held the box though and am always amazed that this phone was around in 1938 making wireless calls.”
To make things even more confusing, video was taken down shortly after the explanation went up.